Land Use & Development

Seattle 2035 Transportation Element

A week ago I sat down after work in a Pioneer Square pub with five young men to discuss the Transportation Element and Transportation Appendix of...

Take Action: Speak Up For Lowrise Housing

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Seattle could soon see significant changes to Lowrise zoning development regulations if the City Council passes legislation on the issue. Spurred on by many neighbor...

Speaking Up For Lowrise Housing

Given the challenge posed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's directive to add 50,000 new housing units in the next ten years, you might think...

Redevelopable Capacity: Disguising Correlation As Causation

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In a previous article, I responded to Dan Bertolet's rebuttal of my essay outlining why urbanists must support linkage fees. My primary argument, that land is inelastic, means that...

Repeating The Case For Inelastic Land Supply

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A month ago, I made the case for why urbanists must support linkage fees. In response, Dan Bertolet at Smart Growth Seattle argued that linkage fees...

N 45th St Apartments

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Wallingford is a hotbed for new development with more than a dozen large-scale development projects in the planning and construction phases. Most of this activity...

Sunday Video: Our Disposable Architecture

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OLsIvyF-i8?list=PLsRNoUx8w3rNRSzbPthIfXujQDamkHt3Z] Our Disposable Architecture by TEDx Talks on YouTube. A look at how our modern architecture has turned into throw away architecture, which lacks durability...

Inside The Green Headquarters of Brooks: Stone 34

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"We have to show there is profit potential in projects like these…” - Lisa Picard, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager, Skanska USA, Seattle.  The...